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Santa Fe Chicken Salad

Santa Fe Chicken Salad

Lime dressing adds a cool zest to this Tex-Mex inspired marinated chicken dish. The Copycat Cheesecake Factory Santa Fe Chicken Salad recipe serves twelve. It’s a great dish to prepare for your next outdoor dinner party. Your guests will love the fresh vegetables and delicious dressing.

Serves: 12

  • 6 chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki marinade
  • 16 cups romaine and leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 15 ounce cans of black beans, rinsed
  • 2 cans of whole kernel corn, drained
  • 3 cups jack cheese, grated
  • 3 cups toasted corn tortilla strips
  • 3 cups diced seeded tomatoes


  1. Marinate chicken 1 hour in teriyaki marinade.
  2. Broil and baste chicken approximately 15 minutes; cool, then cut into bite size pieces or shred.
  3. Tear greens; add cilantro and 1 cup each of beans and corn. Dress with Lime Dressing recipe below….

Lime Dressing

  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon snipped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Process until thick. enjoy

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Santa Fe Chicken Salad by Becca Lang

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